joining

Definitions

  • G got it. H hid it. J joined it
    G got it. H hid it. J joined it
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n joining the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication) "the joining of hands around the table","there was a connection via the internet"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Joining thread and bristle Joining thread and bristle
Running to join others Running to join others

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone
    • n joining A line of junction; a. joint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gerald Ford was the only President to have two women attempt to assassinate him. Both attempts were in California in September of 1975. The first attempt was September 6, 1975, by Lynette Fromme who thought she could impress Charles Manson by killing the President. The next attempt was by Sara Jane Moore on September 22, 1975. Her motive was simply that she was bored. John Tyler, joined the Confederacy twenty years later and became the only President named a sworn enemy of the United States.
    • Joining the act of joining: a seam: a joint
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Quotations

  • Alan W. Watts
    Alan W. Watts
    “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
  • Sydney Smith
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    “Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height; for the people had a mind to work. [Nehemiah 4:6 ]”
  • Doug Horton
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    “Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
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    “This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.”

Idioms

Join the club - Said when someone has expressed a desire or opinion, meaning "That viewpoint is not unique to you". It can suggest that the speaker should stop complaining since many others are in the same position. Example: "If this train doesn't come, I'll be late for work!" "Join the club!"
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Joined at the hip - If people are joined at the hip, they are very closely connected and think the same way.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.

Usage

In literature:

They landed, joined with General Washington's ragged men, and closed in on Cornwallis.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The king himself joined the army, and he summoned all the peers of England to attend him.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
He exhorted the people to join his standard.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
She never criticized their actions except sometimes by tacitly declining to join in them.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
An English soldier, who deserted from Fort Loyal, Falmouth, Marne, in 1689, and joined the pirate Pounds.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
They were quickly joined by the native Libyans, and brought Carthage almost to the brink of destruction.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Join the second headsize wire to the top of these wires, using the same method as for joining the edge wire.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
Having done this, he joined the ladies, and gave a humorous account of Ehrenthal's bows and compliments.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
After being organist in Hereford cathedral, he joined the Chapel Royal in 1585, and in the next year became a Mus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
They have to show us that they are in earnest about it, before we join them.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue;
And while my lips rejoice,
The men that hear my sacred song
Shall join their cheerful voice.
"Psalm 145 part 1" by Isaac Watts
And, when I join the social throng,
This heart as warmly seems to glow
As when my pensive early song
Was only tuned to fancied woe.
"To Anna" by Amelia Opie
Predictions in abundance meet
To join their blessings on his head
Jesus, we worship at thy feet,
And nations own the promised Seed.
"Hymn 135" by Isaac Watts
The shadows with the sunlight played,
The birds were singing loud;
The hill stood up with pines arrayed—
He ran to join the crowd.
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
Often thou thy station keeping,
Join'd with sobs and heaving sighs,
Washest cheeks of beauty weeping,
Wan the face and dim the eyes!
"On A Tear" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Happy the souls that first believed,
To Jesus and each other cleaved,
Joined by the unction from above
In mystic fellowship of love.
"Hymn XVI: Happy the Souls That First Believed" by Charles Wesley

In news:

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Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell Join ' Antiviral '.
Sanger Head Coach Chuck Shidan joins Anthony Flores in Studio B for the KSEE Kickoff Game of the Week Preview.
Join The Pile Fall is fleece season, but not all fleece jackets are the same.
The other Appraisers –– guitarist Nick Tagoili, drummer Ryan McCauley, and keyboardist Maui –– joined a short time later.
If a Super Bowl ring is necessary for an NFL quarterback to earn elite status, then Joe Flacco has some work to do before joining the ranks.
Marshals Service, Clear Channel Join to Apprehend Fugitives.
Join Nashville Scene and Nfocus Magazine at Apricot Lane for drinks, appetizers, music and more.
Registered User Currently Offline Join Date: Nov 2011 Posts: 11 Reputation: Unranked User Rank: 1.
Join Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park for safe Trick or Treating this Halloween on Wednesday, October 31.
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Stella & Chewy's of Muskego, Wis. TropiClean of St Louis and PetSafe of Knoxville, Tenn. Have joined the "Following Atticus " book tour.
Former auction-house owner Rick Cole has joined auction giant Barrett-Jackson as an automotive specialist.
Four Mayo Clinic physicians to join Axial advisory board.
Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei has joined Instagram.
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In science:

Graphs consist of two sets: vertices, which are points, and edges, which join two vertices.
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
Next, de fine the adjacency matrix A of the graph G = (V, E ) to be a square |V | × |V | matrix with A µ n equal to the number of edges joining the vertices µ and n.
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
Making use of the integrability conditions of the field equations, the general form of the metric for the selected perfect-fluid configurations is determined and it is demonstrated that the resulting metric can be joined smoothly to the Taub-NUT solution.
Ellipsoidal shapes in general relativity: general definitions and an application
We join the two spacetimes by requiring the continuity of the metric components at the junction surface.
Ellipsoidal shapes in general relativity: general definitions and an application
As such one might use the length ℓ of the shortest geodesic joining the two apparent horizons S1 and S2 .
Close encounters of black holes
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